What is the relative size of the expatriate community? How would you describe overall morale among expatriates?

Largish community. Great variety, from students to English teachers to businesspeople. Morale in the community is generally high. I get the feeling that most people are in Vietnam by conscious choice, and have specific goals. There are lots of activities organized by the expat community, and many opportunities to interact with Vietnamese people as well. - Jul 2019


Really big - lots of sub-groups in different areas of the city. The morale totally depends on what you are doing and how long you have been here. For most, this place loses its charm after year 4 or 5. People complain but not as much as they used to. It's nicer here now. - Mar 2016


The expat community is pretty large, and the morale is very high. Many people I have met have lived here for several years and are very sad when they have to leave. - Aug 2015


There are lots of expats from many countries here. You can find great friends from all over with a little effort. I think morale here is good. - May 2014


medium, seems to be growing. - Jul 2011


Quite large. - Sep 2010


Big, with many different country groups. Last year there was a big exodus due to the global crash, but some are returning. - Nov 2009


Very large and growing. - Dec 2008


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